Before I landed in the middle of Circle-Square, I thought that geometrical contradictions were physically impossible. I held my breath as I gazed at the chaos around me, and worried what atmosphere would enter my lungs if I inhaled. Eventually I was forced to gasp and remembered that the Earth’s air wouldn’t kill me. That was little relief, however, because there were a plethora of dangers around me that could certainly do the job. The circle to which the name referred barely fit the definition, with so many…

Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching the first found footage film that was actually good. Found footage is a style of film making where the majority of the movie is presented through clips from the protagonist’s own camcorder, or someone close to the protagonist. It was done in Blair Witch which people tell me gave them motion sickness, and in Cloverfield which made me sick both from dizziness and from the shameless shock-and-awe tactics. Rather than using the found footage style as a gimmick to try and…

I packed my “Folds of Ice” in a cooler and sent it for consideration in the Canadian-water-conflict-focused Blood and Water anthology. Like I did for my Tesseracts submission, I bought an accompanying lottery ticket. This time, however, I will follow the tried and true ways of Lady Luck: I will only scratch it when I hear news. Note to self: it might be worth checking when the ticket expires. The intricacies of the writing business are strange and numerous, but I’m slowly catching on. These leaps forward in…

Recently a Seattle woman married a building to protest its demolition. I thought it might have been because of the building’s stamina to remain erect, but evidently it’s a lesbian so that’s a moot point. Although I didn’t intend the scene to be interpreted this way, someone pointed out that my encounter between a hybrid biomechanical building and Kendra in “A Song for Mona” is romantic, almost sexual in nature. I’d like to say, for the record, that I hadn’t heard of any of this building honeymooning until…